Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
The GM/Owners Meetings will be this weekend in Orlando. There may or may not be any big deals made, but groundwork will be laid.
Nov. 20 is the deadline to set rosters for the Rule 5 draft; after that, players can be removed, but not added.
The tender deadline is Dec. 2.
MLBTR has Paul Janish on their nontender list. Also Jeff Niemann. As they point out, that doesn't mean they will be non-tendered. They've had Janish as a non-tender candidate for the previous two years, and he's been tendered a contract anyway. (I'm kind of amazed they don't consider Ramiro Pena a nontender candidate, but I guess he really impressed in his very small sample size.)
Phil Humber already knows his fate. The Astros released him as soon as the season ended. He's signed a minor league deal with the Oakland A's.
The MLB Network is airing an Arizona Fall League game live every night this week (as a test of expanded replay). The announcers were discussing Nick Ahmed tonight, a shortstop prospect drafted by the Braves, sent to the Diamondbacks in the Justin Upton trade. They compared him to Paul Janish - tall, lean guy, strong arm, good glove. (Ahmed won the minor league Gold Glove at SS this year.) They said a shortstop like that has a good chance of having a big league career.
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